Saturday, August 30, 2014

Cool down spotlight: 'Mariposa Traicionera' by Maná

I am certainly not fluent in Spanish, but we all know this does not stop me from singing along! I understand enough to get the gist of many of the songs that we dance to, and some of them have fantastic lyrics. The cool down song we have been doing the past few weeks is actually one of my older songs, that I brought back as a request. It's a really beautiful song, called 'Mariposa Traicionera' by Maná, to which we dance a combination of Cha Cha and Flamenco moves. The title means "Treacherous Butterfly," and the lyrics are just so poignant that I would like to share them with you, as I feel that they really add to the enjoyment of the song, along with my best translation from Spanish to English.

Mariposa Traicionera by Maná

Writer(s): Jose Fernando Emilio Olvera Sierra
Copyright: Tulum Music

Spanish   English

Eres como una mariposa
vuelas y te posas de boca en boca
facil y ligera de quien te provoca
Yo soy raton de tu ratonera
Trampa que no mata pero no libera
Vivo muriendo prisionero

Mariposa traicionera
Todo se lleva el viento
Mariposa, no regreso

Ay, mariposa de amor
Mi mariposa de amor
Ya no regreso contigo
Ay, mariposa de amor
Mi mariposa de amor
Nunca jamas junto a ti
Vuela amor, vuela dolor
Y no regreses a un lado
Ya vete de flor en flor
seduciendo a los pistilos
Y vuela cerca del sol
Pa'que sientas lo que es dolor

Ay, mujer como haces daño
Pasan los minutos cual si fueran años
Mira estos celos me están matando
Ay, mujer que fácil eres
Abres tus alitas, muslos de colores
Donde se posan tus amores

Ay, mariposa de amor
Mi mariposa de amor
Ya no regreso contigo
Ay, mariposa de amor
Mi mariposa de amor
Nunca jamas junto a ti
Vuela amor, vuela dolor
Que tengas suerte en tu vida
Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay amor
Yo te llore todo un rio
Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay amor
Tu te me vas a volar

 

You are like a butterfly
You fly and rest, going from mouth to mouth
Easy and light for anyone who excites you
I am the mouse of your mousetrap
A trap that doesn't kill, but never lets you go
I live dying a prisoner

Treacherous butterfly
The wind takes everything
Butterfly, I'm not coming back

Ay, butterfly of love
My butterfly of love
I'm not coming back to you
Ay, butterfly of love
My butterfly of love
Never again back with you
Fly love, fly pain
And don't return to a side
Just go from flower to flower
Seducing the pistils
And fly close to the sun
So that you can feel what pain is

Ay, woman how you cause pain
The minutes go by as if they were years
Look, this jealousy is killing me
Ay, woman how easy you are
Open your wings, colorful thighs
Where your loves rest

Ay, butterfly of love
My butterfly of love
I'm not coming back to you
Ay, butterfly of love
My butterfly of love
Never again back with you
Fly love, fly pain
May you have luck in your life
Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay pain
I cried a whole river for you
Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay love
You are going to fly away from me

Watch the music video on YouTube >>

Did I get it right? If you speak Spanish, let me know if I got something wrong!

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